Friederike: Looking good!
Hi to everyone else!
Isa - Twins!! Congratulations!
Fried - Love the pictures!! FX!!
Hopeful - Welcome back!!
Jam - I am all for the trigger shot. I think it really helps take the guesswork out of timing.
AFM - We went to our Menopur class on Wednesday and got a lot of information. DW is very concerned about the risk of multiples and while I am concerned, I just feel like it would be a miracle to actually get pregnant. I have been reading a lot about injectable cycles and all the posts indicate many follicles. My AFC is really low 3-4 so it worries me that I wont have a lot to work with. I wasn't able to sleep much Wednesday night and yesterday I cried which is something I rarely do. I just feel like it's never going to happen. Today we leave for a weekend camping trip with friends. It will be good to get away but I am so very scared about the next 3 tries.
hopeful welcome and I'm glad things have worked out that well for you as I can imagine a relationship breaking down when TTC is pretty traumatic. I hope your time here is quick.
fried - they look great!!! I am keeping everything crossed for you, when's your test date? Glad the interview went well for you, they are lovely, aren't they? go you!! I bet you came across well too :)
hopeful - welcome. we have some things in common with the living in the beautiful nw and hoping for a birthday bfp. Hope you have good news to share with DP!
fille - how frustrating with the temping. I hope that you O in the next couple days and have a perfectly timed insem. What is typically your coverline? I wonder if the testing you had done had any impact on your ovulation schedule?
Darcy - sounds like you're doing a great job of fulling informing yourself on all the decisions you're making. I also want to validate how emotionally challenging this whole process is. So much time, energy, and money for something that is essentially out of our control. It is draining and frustrating. Have a good camping trip!
Fried - excited to follow your progress!
PrettyIsa - Yay! Twins are so exciting, I would have been in shock too. DW is so scared that we'll get to adopt our foster son and be pregnant with multiples. We're on board for 3 kids, but the reason we're TTC right now is that we really want 2. Still, I've always romanticized twins - what a special bond they'll have with each other!
Fille - I've been sick too and it's also been messing with my signs. I was so thankful when there was finally more definitive CM and a pos OPK. Here's hoping you get yours tonight!
Fried - Those babies look awesome - thanks for sharing! I feel so positive about November finishing off with a nice round of BFPs!
Darcy - I hope that getting away helps clear your head. This whole business can be really crazy making. I'm still very hopeful for you.
Hopeful - Welcome, welcome! You may have the shortest stay ever if your BFP is imminent!
Mama - Thanks for Fried's post, I realized you have a blog. Imagine my surprise to see you posting a gluten-free recipe. It made this coeliac super happy. I'll have to browse further back and see if you posted even more yumminess. We should also exchange some favorite recipes sometime.
AFM - Got a pos OPK late yesterday and we've insemmed Mon/Tues/Thurs - I'm hoping we also work out inseams tonight and tomorrow just cover anything with a remote chance of leading to a BFP. My signs haven't been as clear this month since I'm recovering from a cold - but I think things turned out well anyway. Go ahead and put me in the TWW!
Pook - Thanks! I am just in awe of your multiple insems. If we ever found a KD I would do the exact same thing. Endless sperm is my dream!! FX for you!!!
Lea - So sorry you are out this month. Thanks for the validation. I know I only have a few more tries until we stop to save up for IVF (which will take over a year) but what an emotional roller coaster these next few months are shaping up to be.
Friederike - Thanks so much. It is still warm here but we went camping up in the mountains. It got extremely cold at night (in the 30's) but we had lots of wool layers and cold weather camping gear. Lots of luck to you this month!!
Fille- I don't know about the kits but what worked for me was waiting until I had EWCM and then testing 2-3 times a day. I would use cheapies and then test once a day with the expensive smiley opks. I have heard that the sticks don't work for everyone. Historically have you been able to catch the surge?
QOTD - I have to admit it hurts (quick little stab in the heart) but I am genuinely happy for other people when they announce their pregnancies. We have friends who tried once (late in her cycle because the guy wasn't in town) and got pregnant right away.
AFM - I started progesterone which I hope will delay AF enough to be able to insem this cycle. We had a lot of fun camping and I didn't stress at all about TTC stuff. I am excited to see how my body responds to the Menopur and Clomid combo. I gave my boss a heads up so he knows I will be out a lot for monitoring. He has been completely supportive so far so I can thank my lucky stars for that. We did our first ever insemination a year ago this month. Crazy to think we are starting back up during the same time. The TWW during holidays is a little bit of a blessing and a curse. Lots of distraction with family and travel but can be a little sad getting a BFN over the holidays.
Jwaite - I am so excited for you to try again! Also, glad to hear that they will test your progesterone for you. I will be thinking about these next few days!
Darcy - I hope the progesterone delays your cycle like you are hoping for, I can't imagine the added stress of the holidays when TTC! Good luck!
Fille - I used Clearblue Digitial and Advanced Digital. My first cycle I used Advanced Digital on my FMU and the digital on my second and tested no other times. I got my postive on my second and my doctors office wanted me to test ONLY my second MU... As many have said everyone reacts differently. I had a pretty hard time tracking this last time and ultimately didn't insem but I am thinking my body may have still been off from the MC.
Fried - I had a really, really hard time with almost all things happy but especially pregnancy after my MC. I haven't had anyone real close lately but I have done better with general people I know lately. I guess I just try and remind myself that I don't know what they have gone through to get to this point and that makes me feel better... even though I am pretty sure they didn't have to go through a quarter of what others on this page have went through!
Lea - So sorry for your BFN :( I was really rooting for a birthday BFP! I understand taking a break due to holidays, I hadn't thought about that previously but now that it's here, it would have been really hard to try around this time of year! Hears to hoping January is our month!
Mamae - I hope you get some answers soon! Sounds like some crazy intense stuff going on over there!
I have been trying to keep up and keep everyone moved accordingly but if I missed you please let me know, in bold if possible :)
AFM - Still just waiting it out... Have had some pretty bad sick days lately so Im kinda glad I didn't insem this month. Found out I have a really bad double ear infection over the weekend and then found out today that I am allergic to the script I got... yippee! With this and all the holiday hussle and bussle I am sure I will stay busy until January! Started looking at the calendar today for when I would need to start monitoring for a January cycle and I am a little nervous that i would need to start going to the dr at the end of December (aka no insurance coverage) so I am trying to make a plan B on whether i want to track myself and try in Jan or potentially wait for a Feb insem. Still have time to plan and think it through but kinda bummed it may be delayed longer. And a big thanks to everyone who chimed in on my trigger shot question.. sounds like it's a "why not" scenario! ha
jwaite - excited that you're planning to start again. As for progesterone - I actually didn't do great on it this time either. But instead of sad, my temper flared...in fact, DP and I had a couple of the biggest fights we've ever had in the history of our relationship. It was bad. But, thankfully, that has passed and dp and I are a-okay. But, I'm taking the generic form of prometrium, typically used orally, but my doctor prescribed it to be taken as a vaginal suppository. She said it is less expensive than the other type, that is more typically used vaginally. And, I think I did have fewer physical side effects taking it that way, rather than orally.
Thanks for the support and kindness, everyone. I wish I knew why I'm not having any luck these days, after two fairly easy won (but hard lost) bfps in the past, but I just keep trying to remind myself that I'm doing as much as I can, and the rest is out of my control.
Lea- Sorry to hear about your BFN. I was really hoping you would get it for your birthday. I hope you enjoyed the wine and had a fabulous Birthday anyway.
Jam- Sorry you have been sick! Allergic reaction on top of double ear infections sounds awful. It's really awesome that you will have insurance coverage for TTC! May I ask which insurance company you are with?
Jwaite- That's great that your midwive will test your progesterone levels.My naturopath has me on oral progesterone at night to help with sleep. Apparently it is a wonderful alternative to ambien or other sleeping meds. And as an added bonus it can help with TTC!
Darcy- Hopefully you won't have to experience what it is like to have a BFN over the holidays again. My fingers are crossed for you.
Fille- That is frustrating that you didn't get a positive OPK. I have used the digital OPK's in the past as well as as the strips. I prefer the strips because I like to watch the line develop and I tend to do it in the morning and at night. The smileys are nice because I feel like it is more accurate in catching the peak of the surge, but I guess that is only if they actually catch it. If I remember right, can't you look to see if there are lines on the digital OPKs after the smiley develops? I wonder if you were getting any sort of line and it just didn't catch the surge or if something else was going on. Whatever the case, I hope you get your BFP this month so you don't have to worry about those darn OPK's in the future!
Fried- Congrats on the move in! I am sending lots of sticky vibes your way!!!! As for your QOTD, I have had a hard time in the past with other people announcing their pregnancy. I had two friends get pregnant unexpectedly with babies they didn't when I was TTC last time around, and that was really hard. I just tried to remember that it was also hard for them. I guess it just kinda stings when anyone gets something so easily when you have to work so hard for it.
AFM: We did not get the birthday BFP we were hoping for. I had some light spotting 11 DPO that resembled what I had read about implantation bleeding but my period ended up coming on full force a few days later. I'm feeling much better than I thought I would about it. I still feel optimistic about this next month. If it works out I think we are going to do a few insems with KD. My O is looking like it will happen right around Thanksgiving and we will be out of town, so I hope it works out.
Baby dust to you all!!!